Elites want Nigeria divided but the masses believe in unity—Senate President

  • Sun Apr 04 2021

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Senate President Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, says to newsmen that the Nigerian Masses believed in the unity of this country but elites are the ones pushing for Nigeria’s breakup. 


“I believe that majority of Nigerians believe that they should stay together – and I mean the ordinary Nigerians,” Lawan said in his hometown in Yobe state.

“These are people who believe in the unity of this country. But the elites is where the problem is.”

“The elites will tell you, no, we have to secede. I believe that we should be fair to the multitude of Nigerians – those ordinary people of Nigeria.”

The senate president added the masses also desire to be led properly — and “we must give them a fair leadership.”

He said grievances of those calling for secession should always be addressed but added a caveat: “That is not likely to be the most popular position of the people from any part of the country.”

“So, I believe that unity of this country is non-negotiable,” he said.

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